I’m frequently criticized for saying “like” too much. And I’m sorry, but I can’t help myself! It’s not a problem in my writing, but it’s like word vomit in my speech. I have absolutely no control. (I blame growing up in the ’90s. Like, it’s totally not my fault, à la Cher Horowitz!)
Several years ago a local radio station in my hometown did a morning show competition where callers had to speak on a randomly selected topic for 30 seconds without saying “like,” “umm,” “uhh,” or anything similar. People failed miserably. (It’s hard. Trust me.) But it’s not just us mere mortals who struggle with word repetition. Jezebel released a video compilation of fashion queen Rachel Zoe repeatedly using the word “literally.” And she literally says it way too many times. (Almost 30 times in less than 90 seconds.)
What words or phrases do you use too frequently? And are you literally so excited to tune in when The Rachel Zoe Project returns tonight?